| Sep 1, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Perhaps it dates back to the classic Greek tragedies performed at harvest-time festivals, but autumn has always been prime season for theater. "In the summertime, people like to do summer things, and then all the [theater] seasons start up in the fall,"...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 3:04 PM
The Idaho retirement community at the heart of "Rest," the new play by Samuel D. Hunter, who received a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" last week , is no place you want to spend your golden years. Granted, there are no druggies or winos, but it is...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 4:49 AM
There was a special guest in attendance for Derek and Julianne Hough’s Move Live On Tour show July 11 at the Chicago Theatre.
Nina Dobrev (“The Vampire Diaries”) was on hand to support best friend Julianne. Afterward Dobrev and the...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 10:00 PM
In 2008, Victory Gardens Theater created its Ignition Festival of New Plays, a staged reading series of new works to highlight the theater's mission of bringing diversity to its stage through presentation—and possible development of—new...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Cooler temperatures and changing leaves might cue the chants of “wait until next year” for Chicago baseball fans, but for theater lovers it's a whole new ballgame. Below are just a few promising names on this fall's roster of shows.
| Sep 3, 2014
| 3:09 PM
Opening nights in Chicago usually have their share of actors in the audience — some supporting friends, others just seeing the art they love. Nonetheless, the opening of Ron Keaton's "Churchill" at the Greenhouse Theater Center last month was...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 11:45 AM
Victory Gardens Theater has announced the cast of the first play of its 2014-15 season, “Rest” by Samuel D. Hunter.
Hunter is a Victory Gardens ensemble playwright. His acclaimed drama “The Whale” played the theater in 2013....
| Sep 17, 2014
| 2:56 PM
Friday | "Rest": In this new drama by Samuel D. Hunter ("The Whale"), a retirement home on the verge of closure endures a blizzard. Though Oct. 12 at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-871-3000 or victorygardens.org
Saturday | "The...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 11:58 AM
This weekend the new season of Chicago theater gets underway in earnest. If there is an unintended theme of the fall, I'd say it is that Chicago theater finds itself collectively engaged with issues dealing with the final years of our lives. If you have a...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 1:40 PM
Although staged at the Rivendell Theatre Ensemble on Ridge Avenue, "Rasheeda Speaking" feels very much like the kind of show you would have seen at the Victory Gardens Theater during its previous artistic regime. The script, which is being seen for the...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 10:19 AM
This week's Theater Loop Showcase is "Great Expectations" from Strawdog Theatre Company. Charles Dickens' classic story of orphan boy Pip and his emergence into London gentility is furiously ennacted by six actors over two hours in Gale Childs Daly's...